Re: Large numbers, Brit and Yank style

Subject: Re: Large numbers, Brit and Yank style
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 12:17:07 -0500

The Economist, which publishes on both sides of the Atlantic, uses the small
US billion and claims it is making inroads in the UK. I don't know what
evidence it has for that assertion, but I feel confident that the transition
isn't complete.

My reaction is to avoid billion, trillion, &c. Often the metric prefixes can
be used, but there are other work-arounds.

David Ibbetson

David Ibbetson Phone (416) 363-6692
ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com Fax (416) 363-4987
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